Mutual of Omaha says it will start moving away from use of a corporate logo that includes Native American imagery immediately.
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The company has been using the image of a Great Plains Indian chief in its logo since 1950.
James Blackledge, the chairman and chief executive officer of the Omaha, Nebraska-based insurer, said in a comment, included in the logo change announcement, that the company decided to retire the logo after listening to the perspectives of associates, community leaders, and diversity and inclusion experts.
“We believe the decision to retire our corporate symbol is the right thing to do and is consistent with our values and our desire to help overcome racial bias and stereotypes,” Blackledge said. “We feel strongly our logo should reflect who we are as a company and our commitment to positive change.”